Professional Development Retreat (PDR)

CLASS OF 2020 | November 2019 APPLICATIONS open August 26, 2019.

Hosted at the Hotel Commonwealth in Boston, Mass., the Professional Development Retreat is a two-day career development initiative for juniors and seniors that is designed to build emotional intelligence and provide students with “soft skills” such as problem-solving, conflict resolution, critical observation and adaptability. Through an application and selection process, sixty students from all academic disciplines will be selected for each retreat. Students will connect with a distinguished group of industry experts, to work side-by-side and gain knowledge about the practical aspects of the workforce. This distinctive program illustrates Merrimack College’s commitment to its students’ success and the impact of the College’s network.

Workshops, presentations, and small group sessions will address the following:

  • Understanding and Communicating Your Strengths
  • Team Problem Solving
  • Professional Communication
  • Networking Skills

                         Thank you to our generous sponsors:

Channel Building Company
James W. O’Brien Foundation
Enterprise Bank The Zatta Career and Professional Development Innovation Fund
Guggenheim Partners Robert Zatta ’71 & Kathleen Zatta
Huron Consulting Group Matthew Adams ’95 & Jackie Adams
Markley Group Boston Joanna Catalucci ’88
Meteor Learning Brian J. Downer ’87
Micros Northeast Louis A. Frate, II ’91 & Shannon Frate
Patriot Energy Group Michael J. Loiacano ’95 & Susan E. Loiacano
People’s United Bank Vincent J. Ragucci, III ’86 & Stacy Ragucci
PROCON Scott F. Ragusa ’91 & Patricia (Brennan) Ragusa ’91
State Street Foundation
W.B. Mason

Application Deadline for Fall is October 7, 2019.

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